Just found another reason to get this weight off.....GOLF!!!
Went to the driving range with my hubby and our friend. Hubby and I split a bucket of balls, so I got around 50 or so. I have never played golf and have never really been on a golf course except for 2 times. The first time I got to drive the cart and then another time for a wedding. I have only been to the driving range 1 other time, but did not really get into it....Mostly because my boobs were too big!!! No room to swing the club.
So last night I decided to give it a try. My first attempt...I got nothing but air. Then the second time....same thing!! Then I smacked the turf a couple of times and then....and then....I hit one. Sliced it totally to the left, but I got it out about 25 yards. So the guys were watching me and of course I was doing everything wrong. They we telling me to stand this way, hold the club that way, look up, keep my eyes on the ball etc...Kind of felt like a pretzel. Once they got me into place, I said, "And you want to to hit this thing?" Did not seem possible. But with some practice and concentration I was able to hit some nice shots.
At one point I was tying to hit the 100 yard mark and I was getting frustrated that I could not make it there and my hubby informed me that that iron, I was using, was not the right tool for the job and he gave me an iron that would give me more distance. I said, "It makes a difference which club you use?". He just gave me the look, I'm sure you seen a look like that, when someone is looking at an idiot!
I quickly realized that when you are at any golfing event, it is some pretty serious business, so I did not give my hubby too much grief!
I was whacking a lot of balls into the range, trying to hit the guy on the little golf cart who was picking up the balls. What a great job!! Anyway, I eventually was able to hit several balls 100 yards...straight!!
I was having so much fun the guys gave me some of their golf balls so I could keep practicing. Really a lot of fun!!
The boob issue is still a problem, I can't really get the full swing I need to give the ball enough power to get any distance. So this is my new motivation to keep at this weight loss and fitness thing.
I want to play golf and have the energy to do it. I need to be thinner to be able to really play this game.
How about you...are you trying new things?